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Peer-Reviewed Publications

Who gets what — and how efficiently? Incorporating distributional concerns into the measurement of local government efficiency. 2019. Research & Politics 6(3).

Money Flows, Water Trickles: Understanding Patterns of Decentralized Water Provision in Tanzania. 2017. World Development 93: 16-30.

The Open Budget Index: An Innovative Tool for Measuring Budget Transparency. (with Jan Siefert and Elena Mondo) 2013. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis 15(1): 87-101.

Improving Transparency and Accountability in the Budget Process: An Assessment of Recent Initiatives. 2013. Development Policy Review 31(s1): s49-s67.

Budget Transparency Around The World: Results From The 2008 Open Budget Survey. (with Paolo De Renzio, Warren Krafchik And Vivek Ramkumar.) 2009. OECD Journal on Budgeting 9(2): 1-17.

Working Papers

Harnessing the Benefits of Transparency: Street-level Discretion, Targetability, and Local Public Service Delivery (with Monika Bauhr). AidData Working Paper 88. October 2019.

Gendered Accountability: When and Why Do Women’s Policy Priorities Get Implemented? (with Valeriya Mechkova). University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: Working Paper No. 88. May 2019.

"Politics and the Marketplace of Ideas: When Does Aid Fragmentation Help or Hinder the Achievement of Development Goals?" (with Sebastian Ziaja)

"Politics of Data in Authoritarian Regimes." (with Rachael McLellan)

Work in Progress

"The Power of Ideas: Understanding State Capacity Through Ideational Reach and Relative Power." (with Frida Börang and Anna Persson)

"The Legacy of Development Planning: Evidence from Tanzania’s Villagization Experiment." (with Ameet Morjaria and Philip Osafo-Kwaako).

"Explaining Subnational Variation in Environmental Policy Implementation: The Role of Corruption and Pluralism." (with Marina Povitkina)

Policy Reports and Short Pieces

A Vicious Cycle? Understanding Constraints on the Expression of Demand for Improved Service Delivery. September 2019. APSA Comparative Democratization Newsletter 17(3): 21-24.

"Decentralization and the delivery of water and sanitation services in Tanzania." (with Jamie Boex) September 2017. World Bank Water Global Practice and Governance Global Practice.

Beyond the State: Measuring Governance at the Community Level. (with Adam Harris, Kristen Kao, Pierre Landry, Ellen Lust and Lise Rakner) June 2017. APSA Comparative Democratization Newsletter 16(1): 26-29.

"Identifying and overcoming binding constraints to rural water services for the B40 in Tanzania." June 2017. WASH Poverty Diagnostic commissioned by the World Bank.

"`The Users' in Technology-for-Transparency-and-Accountability Initiatives: Assumptions and Realities" (with Rosemary McGee) October 2013. Learning study commissioned by Hivos.

Raising The Stakes: The Impact of HakiElimu's Advocacy Work on Education Policy and Budget in Tanzania. (with Rosemary McGee.) 2013. International Budget Partnership Case Study No. 12.